Lisa Guerrero spent the 2003 NFL season with ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” and on Wednesday she opened up a couple of harrowing expertise she had as a sideline reporter.
Guerrero, whose new memoir, “Warrior,” is about to be launched subsequent week, revealed in an interview with People that she suffered a miscarriage towards the top of the lone season that she labored.
“People who knew what was occurring with [my boss] Freddie (Gaudelli) and who learn how I used to be being handled within the media already checked out me with such pity,” she advised the journal. “I used to be a shell of myself. And I felt such disgrace and embarrassment that the very last thing I used to be going to say is, ‘Oh, and by the best way, I simply had a miscarriage.’ Most of my greatest buddies will study it by studying the ebook.
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“I do not blame one particular person for this. The miscarriage wasn’t due to Freddie, and it wasn’t due to one radio talk-show host or one unhealthy column. It was a fruits of your entire season of negativity and cruelty . It was actually merciless.”
Guerrero recalled the second she suffered the miscarriage and “pushed by way of” it.
“I pushed by way of and did my stories,” she mentioned. “When I felt a dampness between my legs, I believed, ‘Oh, I bought my interval.’ And then I remembered I used to be pregnant. I used to be having a miscarriage. I may really feel blood leaking. The officers’ rest room was within the tunnel behind me. ‘I’m going to the lavatory,’ I advised my assistant, whose job was to race across the area with me. He checked out me as if I have been insane. ‘They’re about to throw to you.'”
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“I delivered my dwell report. I used to be dizzy and nauseated however reminded myself to face up straight. During our Wednesday telephone calls, Freddie would ream me out for unhealthy posture. The ache was excruciating. I heard myself mispronounce a participant’s title and knew I ‘d hear about it later. As quickly as I completed, I raced off to interview a coach. Then I headed to the lavatory. As I sat on the bathroom, I could not imagine the blood pouring out of me. It had soaked by way of my pants. I shoved a bunch of paper towels in my underwear.”
She mentioned she by no means advised anybody concerning the ordeal.
Guerrero went on to say that Gaudelli yelled at Guerrero over broadcasting errors during her time at ABC. But he advised the New York Post a special account of his time together with her.
“I all the time tried to be Lisa’s largest advocate, ranging from the second that I employed her,” Gaudelli advised the newspaper. “Her reminiscence of that season and mine are fairly completely different. This is the primary time I’m studying about her being pregnant, and I’m sorry that she struggled by way of that troublesome time with out the complete assist of the crew surrounding her.”
“I unequivocally disagree with Lisa’s account of the character of my interactions together with her. That’s not how I recall our time collectively during her tenure at ‘MNF,’ and it makes me very unhappy.”
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“Warrior” chronicles Guerrero’s time with “Inside Edition” and in sports activities broadcasting whereas coping with harassment within the business. Guerrero additionally appeared in a number of motion pictures and TV exhibits during her illustrious profession.